In the matter of the estate of JAMES H. COLWELL of Watertown, Jefferson Co. NY:
LYSANDER H. BROWN brought the petition to open probate on 3 January 1862. Nancy Colwell stated that James H. Colwell deceased on 14 December 1861; he died a natural death and left no will.
Heirs/next of kin named in the petition to open:
NANCY M. COLWELL, widow of the deceased
HARRIET L. COLWELL, daughter, a minor
Lysander Brown appointed Administrator of the estate and guardian of Harriet Colwell.
Jefferson Co., NY Estate Papers, Box C-9
NOTE: James Colwell was b ca 1810 and was a carriage maker in Watertown; he had a number of apprentices working in his shop, among them HENRY L. GAINES, who was listed in the 1855 census as brother. Nancy Colwell's maiden name may have been Gaines. She was b ca 1811 in New Hampshire.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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